Sary-Arka Airport

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Sary-Arka Airport

Saryarqa áýejaıy
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerSky Service LLP
OperatorJSC “Sary-Arka International Airport”
ServesKaraganda
Location24 km (15 mi) SE of Karaganda, Kazakhstan
Elevation AMSL538 m / 1,765 ft
Coordinates49°40′17″N 073°20′11″E / 49.67139°N 73.33639°E / 49.67139; 73.33639Coordinates: 49°40′17″N 073°20′11″E / 49.67139°N 73.33639°E / 49.67139; 73.33639
Websitewww.kgf.aero
Map
UAKK is located in Kazakhstan
UAKK
UAKK
Location in Kazakhstan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 3,602 11,818 Reinforced Concrete
Statistics
Passengers301 784
Source: AIP Kazakhstan[1]

Sary-Arka Airport (Kazakh: Saryarqa áýejaıy; Russian: аэропорт Сары-Арка) (IATA: KGF, ICAO: UAKK) is the airport of Karagandy, Kazakhstan. It is located 24 km (15 mi) southeast[1] of the city.

History[edit]

The airport was built in 1934, and moved to its current location 10 years later. In 1980 it underwent major reconstruction, including construction of a new terminal building and modernization of the runway. This made landing of heavier aircraft possible and opened the door to many new destinations in the Soviet Union.

In 1992 the airport was granted an international status. It has become an independent joint stock company after separation from JSC "Karagandaavia" in 1997. It is not related to Saryarka – Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan on the World Heritage List.

Sary-Akra Airport is home to the 610th Air Base of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan, one of four fast jet bases in the country[2] with MiG-31s, Su-27s and Su-25s.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
AeroflotMoscow–Sheremetyevo
BelaviaSeasonal: Minsk
FlyArystan Almaty[3]
IrAeroMoscow–Zhukovsky[4]
S7 AirlinesNovosibirsk
SCAT AirlinesAlmaty, Kyzylorda, Oskemen
Zhezkazgan AirZhezkazgan

Cargo[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Lufthansa CargoFrankfurt, Hong Kong
MASkargoAmsterdam, Shanghai–Pudong
Southern AirAmsterdam, Hong Kong

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b AIP Kazakhstan Archived 30 June 2016 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "World Air Forces 2015 pg. 21". Flightglobal Insight. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  3. ^ Liu, Jim. "FlyArystan outlines initial domestic routes from May 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  4. ^ Liu, Jim (21 May 2019). "IrAero adds Kazakhstan routes from Moscow Zhukovsky from late-May 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 21 May 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to Sary-Arka Airport at Wikimedia Commons